RE: .D64 to Disk

From: Scott <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:36:08 -0400
Message-ID: <001a01ca415d$9edfc6f0$dc9f54d0$@net>
Thanks Olofsson, Though I doubt I'll find anyone local with a C64, I will
keep this in mind and test if and when I can. 

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Per Olofsson

> I went back and tried the 3 copy of Giana I had. The first one was a Pal
> version. The second was corrupt maybe because all I saw was clouds. The
> third was a NTSC version so I copied it to disk and loaded it on the 1541.
> got the crack screen then the display went black.

If the D64 works in NTSC mode in VICE, it sounds like your C64 is
acting up. If you're using a fastloader, try disabling that - they're
often more lax when it comes to error checking and can mask load
errors. I'd also verify the transferred D64 by reading it back on the
PC, and testing again there. A marginal C64 PSU can also cause
instability, try a second one.

> Is there a good way to tell if a program is PAL or NTSC.

Not apart from trial and error, no.

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